Avoiding Insurer Liability for Actions of Legal Counsel

Begins at Thu, Nov 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Ends at Thu, Nov 11, 2021 01:00 PM

About the Speakers

Christopher M. Harper, Esq., Franke, Schultz & Mullen, P.C.

Chris is the chair of the firm’s Coverage, Bad Faith, and Extra-Contractual Liability practice group and specializes in insurance coverage, bad faith, and extra-contractual liability litigation in addition to practicing all aspects of insurance defense, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and complex, multi-party litigation.  Chris speaks frequently in the areas of insurance coverage, bad faith, and extra-contractual liability.  Chris earned his Juris Doctorate, B.A. in English, and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

John L. Mullen, Esq., Franke, Schultz & Mullen, P.C.

Mr. Mullen specializes in complex commercial and personal lines insurance coverage disputes, extra-contractual liability litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has significant trial experience representing insurance companies in third-party insurance coverage disputes as well as E&O, D&O and fraud claims.  Mr. Mullen also has significant experience in transportation and trucking litigation and his clients include some of the largest trucking companies in the country. He is member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and has been named as one of America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators.  Mr. Mullen has additional significant experience in representing financial institutions in regulatory enforcement actions and related white collar criminal defense. Mr. Mullen is a frequent lecturer to bar associations, insurance companies and claims associations on insurance extra-contractual liability, insurance bad faith litigation, insurance coverage and fraud. Mr. Mullen has been named a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2017 in the area of Insurance Coverage and has been named “Best of the Bar” on numerous occasions.  Mr. Mullen has been named a Fellow by the International Institute of Law and Medicine.  Mr. Mullen has tried to verdict in excess of 130 civil jury trials in both Federal and State courts throughout the country.  Mr. Mullen received his undergraduate degree in political science from Missouri State University in 1988 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1991.

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